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Full blood count tests What is the difference between the

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Full blood count testsWhat is the difference between the full blood count tests listed on https://www.pharmacy2u.co.uk/onlinedoctor/healthtest.html and https://www.medichecks.com/find-a-test/test/Full-Blood-Count_DL3-/Would the following techniques for blood collection provide a good enough sample quality, as opposed to venous blood collection? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InHBLT-BSl0 and https://player.vimeo.com/video/126586185?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&autoplay=1Is it likely that these tests on the blood will be completed manually or automatically?What would be the negatives of doing these kinds of tests?Thank you
Submitted: 10 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

The first one is many different tests

the second one is just a CBC (complete blood count)

The first is much more extensive

Yes, that sample would be fine

I don't see any negatives other than possibly some false positive tests

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you for your answer.
I am not expecting a lengthy explanation, but would you be able to tell me a bit more are a CBC, and explain briefly about the other tests offered on the more expensive one? No need to go into loads of detail.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

The important factors in the CBC are just white count (infection), blood counts and platelets (blood clotting cells). There is not much more info in there.

just a very basic test.

The other covers MANY parts of your system

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